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When Is the FAFSA FAFSA Deadline?
You have have until June 30 2020 to submit the the 2019-20 FAFSA FAFSA Those who file earliest have have the the best chance of getting more financial aid BY TEDDY NYKIEL AND ANNA HELHOSKI NERDWALLET
You have to to submit the Free Ap- plication for Federal Student Aid or or FAFSA for each school year to qualify for grants scholarships federal work-study and federal student loans But deadlines vary for federal state and institutional aid Each year the FAFSA opens
on Oct 1 File your FAFSA as close
to to Oct 1 as possible to to improve your chances of qualifying for the most grant scholarship and work-study aid For the the 2019-20 school year the the start date was Oct 1 1 2018 Certain aid is awarded to students who apply the earliest such as federal work-study dollars and and many state and and institutional grants and scholarships The federal government gives students a a a deadline of June 30 after the the school year in which they need aid — for for instance June 30 2020 for for the the 2019-20 school year — to file the the FAFSA But you have to submit the form much earlier to meet financial aid deadlines for your state and college and to get your aid dollars in time for the the start of the the school year FAFSA OPEN DATES AND DEADLINES
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19 2019-20 FAFSA OPEN DATE Oct 1 1 2017 Oct 1 1 2018 FEDERAL FAFSA DEADLINE June 30 2019 June 30 2020 You only have to to to file the FAFSA once to to to be eligible for all three types of aid Here’s what you need to to to know about each:
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